Stewart, Stenhouse and Dillon NASCAR champions 2011
Last weekend, the three largest series were NASCAR track on the oval at Homestead, a suburb of Miami, for appointment the very last of the 2011 season. A season marked by often hotly contested races but also by a smaller spectators in the stands, the economic slowdown in the United States with limited number of projects displacement of thousands of fans.
Sprint Cup, Carl Edwards (Ford) and Tony Stewart (Chevrolet) arrived in Homestead with a gap of only three points, thanks to Edwards. Suffice to say that with such a small difference, one that would finish ahead of the other had all the chances to conquer the title. And even if the race was arrested twice by the rain, it was exciting until the last laps, the two contenders under really being above the lot.
After Edwards had dominated the first half, Tony Stewart took things in his account to finally win with a second advance. The final championship standings, Stewart and Edwards totaled the same number of points but Stewart is a champion thanks to its greater number of victories in the season (5 to 1).
Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson, who won five titles precedents, round off the final classification of a 2011 championship fight until the very end.
In the Nationwide Series, things were much less since Ricky Stenhouse Jr undecided on one of Jack Roush Racing Ford, only needed to finish the race in the "Top 35" to be assured of the title. But the young pilot was much better, beating constantly at the forefront with the Sprint Cup drivers come play this round. In the final round, he managed to exceed his teammate Carl Edwards to capture the second place, but he could not face a Brad Keselowski (Dodge Team Penske). So it wins this final race, while Team Roush savoring his triumph with Stenhouse won the drivers' title while the third place Edwards allows the team to win the championship of the owners and manufacturers to Ford.
Also note the presence of Danica Patrick and Andrew Ranger Quebecois for this race Homestead. If Danica has managed to remain in the "Top 15" until the last laps or contact with the wall has forced her to pit, Andrew Ranger has never been able to occupy outposts, his Ford Go Canada Racing of not really being competitive. His performance ended in contact with the wall just before halfway.
Finally in Camping World Trucks, Austin Dillon, the grand-son of the reputed owner of Team Richard Childress did honor to his family! Dillon has indeed imposes his Chevrolet in the final drivers' standings, after a season marked by many twists and turns. Dillon, however, did not win the last race, which has returned Johnny Sauter who finished runner-up as well. Former Formula 1 driver Nelson Piquet Jr full season in tenth place.